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it may look in a couple of years thanks to the people's republic of china, which has agreed to bankroll one of the biggest and most ambitious developments in the bay area. >> we are going to see a new san francisco neighborhood. >> reporter: with towers as high as 40 stories and parks and business space it's to be the home for about 18 to 20,000 people. it's going to mean two new bridge ramps and ferry service to san francisco. >> it will really be one of the landmarks in san francisco. >> reporter: making this landmark a reality, however, meant going to china for the estimated $700 million. and that means we are going to see another first. >> the china development bank is requiring that a chinese construction company be given the first right to negotiate a general contract agreement. >> reporter: in other words, not only will the chinese government finance the deal, they are going to build it, as well. and the construction unions are going along because it's going to mean thousands of jobs and because the chinese have agreed to hire locally. >> we're very disappointed that we had to go
the time decorating with a christmas tree and stockings left behind from an earlier expedition. >> china has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line. it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north of guanmgzhou, in southern china. the line officially opened earlier this morning. trains on this high-speed online will initially run at 186 mi. per hour with a total travel time of about eight hours. before, the fastest time between the two cities by train was more than 20 hours. the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways which for east-west lines and for north-south lines by 2020. >> we will be right back. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new v
's release in china. that is a a record launch in china. >> well, still to come here tonight at 6:00 a nationwide clam yoer for stronger gun control laws and a firearms instructor joins to say. >> the neighbors who are raising a red flag. >> and michael finney helps plant a dreaudsx a school hopes to become the little school that could. stay with >>> a new survey shows growing support for gun control following the connecticut school tragedy. according a poll, 54% support stricter gun control. 71% oppose the ban of hand guns but 52% favor banning semi automatic weaponsnhxv÷ andd in the bay area gun control advocates poining to those number questioning universal background checks. more on that. and last night we heard the president say no set of laws could prevent a mass shooting but added that could not be an excuse for doing nothing. tonight the debate is getting more attention. protestors demonstrated outside of the national rifle association in washington, d.c. this morning and a long time gun rights congressman told msnbc it's time to do something. >> i don't know anyone that
the new chain. burger king has similar joint ventures in russia, brazil, south africa and china. >> more than 14,000 dock workers on the east coast and the gulf are threatening to go on strike on sunday. brian takes a look at the impact it could have on the economy. >> they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at t
in the forecast. >>> most foreign markets are down this morning. china overnight one of the few indexes that is breaking that trend. suggests a modestly improving economy there. right now though most of the major european markets are trading down. checking in on our numbers the futures do indicate a lower opening here as well. a lot is going to depend on the next ten minutes. 11 minutes from now when the employment report comes out. see what happens there. small gains as you can see yesterday across the board for the dow, nasdaq, and s & p. >>> remember that card we talked to you about the gift card star buck stainless steel gift card goes on sale today. and also as the copy chain plans to open 1500 new locations. so people like starbucks. >>> time now 5:20. new problems this morning for katt williams. there is a new arrest warrant. we'll also tell you what his managers are saying about claims he has retired. >>> plus a new push to change airline policies. how it's connected to the growing popularity of e readers and tablets. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning get the mornings
a 56 rolled woman who was here visiting her branch out from china. >> the judge set bail at $2 million. if she postage it must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol in is not allowed to dry. >> she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. >> public safety officials in east palo alto city emergency repairs to the levee that separates dozens of homes from the seventh sn francito creek are holding up. >> the creek overflowed on sunday night cause in mandatory evacuation for seven homes. >> police on was that disappointing uninhabitable. >> water levels in the creek had receded after sunday's overflow. >> all of the rain over christmas shutdown the southbound side of the agreed highway from lincoln avenue to slow oat boulevard. >> expose on is that is a good part of public works is the road floods because drain cannot handle all the water as a visitor a profit storm. >> the storm also brought out a massive tree in the east bay. >> this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. >> the ninth
and more is expected in the next several years. >> a house in china that stood as a symbol of resistance has been turned down. it sat in the middle of a road. the neighborhood around it was destroyed but the owners refused to sale so the government built the road around the home. in the end the owners agreed to take $41,000 in compensation and the home was torn down. >> it has been a wet week here in the bay area but what about the sierra in how much snow is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. >> and a ramp on the run from police. more of this video and tell you how it all finally ended. . >> a bit of a lull in the wet weather coming our way for today with the next powerful punch already on the way as well. . >>> quite the unusual police pursuit stalled traffic in iowa yesterday. a ram jumped from a trailer started running. officers tried catching with their cars but it didn't work president the ram then ran for about an hour before a crowd was able to corner it and tackle it. the homeowner was cited for having an animal at large. >> poor guy. it is going to be a snowy weeken
by most markets overnight. only china finished with gains as it is bouncing back from a four-year low. futures indicate a four-year low, no big moves but what we saw is them testing the 13,000 level but the nasdaq and s&p 500 all slipped a bit yesterday. oracle will play quarterly dividends and it is an effort to avoid tax hikes for its investors. it will pay dividends to total 18 cents a share. starting in january, they will tax it as order income unless they reach a compromise on federal spending. >>> time now 519, could it be a new job for hillary rodham clinton, after stepping down for secretary of state. >>> and the biggest gain for the head coach, why they are on a leave of accident tort team. >>> you can wake up every morning, get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone, every week day morning, 6:00 a.m. you can get your wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the deale
that fuel costs are up and worker wages in china have risen 15 to 20% in recent years. in palo alto, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> a lot of people turn on the television today and saw this. a black screen that says "your tv is not yet ready for comcast digital network." we got a lot of phone calls and e-mails from customers waiting where their signal went. in order to watch tv, you need a set-top box or digital adapter. here's how to get it. >> they can call us and we'll send them the equipment. or they can visit any of our service centers to pick up the equipment. >> the adapters are free for the first three tv's in your house. after that, comcast charges you. >>> well, this might make you wonder if complaining on yelp is really worth it. one woman is being sued right now and it could cost her a fortune. >> chip reed on the bad reviews that came back to haunt her. >> reporter: a lawyer for jane perez flipped through pictures allegedly showing botched home repairs. the photos include door hinges, trash allegedly left behind and what are said to be strands of hair in a refinished floor. >> i t
than normal impacts of the tides and look at china camp along the bay. it is flooded. it is not linked to climate change but scientists say it can help with research. in fact they are asking you to take pictures. event to show what climate change will look like in the future. >>> and we will find a link to where you can share your photos of the king tides with scientists. just look for web links on hot topics on www.ktvu.com. >>> and if you like crab, crab boat captains went out before first light and went you to the sea. they reached a new price agreement. the going price was $3 per pound before thanksgiving but it went downright after the holiday. fish brokers agreed to pay that price again and this was good enough to get the crabs back -- crab boats back out in the ocean. >>> she is fighting to get her pet back. she could be open to allowing the monkey to be staying at sanctuary if it's being treated well but she knows the monkey wants to stay with her. >> if i walk into the room, let him choose. does he want to go to me or to the other monkey mom. >> and the monkey broke loose from
was on a visit to china in april. the school provided this video. the bands have been practicing for more than a year. and language is a barrier, music is the common. >> the challenge is limited rehearse yam time we have. that is what we have here today. >> you can watch the tournament of roses parade new year's day at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. how exciting for the kids. >> wonderful. >> we have more still to come 6:00 including td nation loses a biggest hero of the first gulf war. the latest on the passing of general norman swartzkpf. >> winter weather continuing to plague travelers in the nation's mid section. >> lawmakers return to washington. we teeter on the edge of the fiscal cliff. what going over sit going to koflt you. >>> we have late word from washington on whether heroes of the first gulf war, commander of the international coalition that drove iraqi forces out of kuwait under the first president bush has died. he was 78 years old. he died in tampa, florida where he retired after serving as commander in chief of the u.s. central kmanld. he was a decorated combat soldier in vie
. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning dry for folks trying to geter rans done. >> trying to cleanup -- trying to cleanup,:50 in between storms, high clouds and sun are going to rule today's forecast, beautiful picture some of the haze, fog up around
this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the day up but with less spectacular gains. checking in on our numbers. the futures right now indicate a pretty good opening for the dow. nasdaq and s & p 500 across the board all slipping a bit yesterday. and again the nasdaq starts today just below 3,000. all of them testing important levels there. starbucks offering a limited edition gift card. the $450 super premium card is good for just $400 worth of coffee and baked goods. the other $50 covers the cost to make the specially etched card. if you want to buy one you have to go to the luxury goods website guilt.com. >> i'm just going to use yours. i can't afford it. >> sure i got a few. >>> a san francisco dog napping case finally over. >> just like the worst nightmare imaginable. >> how neighbors help a severely ill man get his precious dog back. >>> a giant return. the world series champs resign a clutch hitter. how much he will be paid and what sealed the deal. [ laughter
,500. >> here at the viewers e- mail we had something from ronald who stated what we invest in china? >> yes. they have a new premier coming up but the leader of the country and he has plans that he would not send a few weeks. >> i would not buy an individual company in china but a fund. >> good nose for the golden gate bridge all lands have open back up but as you look at the left center of your screen there is a stall in the back up northbound. though the recovery. i will have more and we return. >> welcome back. we are still looking at a major title for the golden gate bridge. moments after that accident was cleared and all the lands or them. there are two stalls in the northbound direction and once again golden gate bridge has to be stopped in the northbound direction while they worked to clear these 2 cards. >> traffic is jammed up to the marin county and this is just one of many hot spots and i will have the rest will we continue. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] mi
up 1.7 billion dollar loan from china development bank. plans call for 10,500 homes at hunter's point and 8,000 residences on treasure island. it would create two new neighborhoods in a city short on housing. >>> new school district one of 16 to be awarded federal grand. the district came in second in the nation it will receive more than 29 million dollars over the next four years. new haven won because of focus on quality personal instruction. sizes, by high-tech tools and hire inclass coaches to personal light learning. i was one of 372 district -- it was one of -- 372 districts to apply. >>> rain jackets, tights, heavier coats, chilly, the system doesn't have a lot of moisture, breezy, foggy in spots and a little light rain. we have it all, in fact, as we look outside right now, you notice the lights, live doppler, here's the light rainfall around the bay area most just dotting the landscape nothing heavy we haven't seen the cold air move in yet east bay around berkeley into san francisco, also down around 280, daly city a little wet weather as well in concord this morning out clos
of china, 12-year-old panda feeling much better after an incident left vets baffled for a while. the panda was taken to a hospital after he was found vomiting. the medical team performed six exams to try and figure out what was wrong. the team found the panda had steamed corn bread lodged in its esophagus. the panda started feeling much better once that was removed and is now back at a nature preserve. >> if you go corn bread stuck and you remove it, things go back to normal. >> panda or human. >>> next, we are continuing to follow breaking news out of walnut creek. police opened fire on a man overnight. investigators wrapped up a news conference where they announced new details and we'll bring you an update. >>> the end of the year is a great time to buy a new car. michael finney and consumer reports are ahead with why you need to look at more than the car's sticker price. >>> gá5l thursday morning. breaking news from the east bay, police in walnut creek have>b[i@ shot someone. >> police held a news conference they confirm one person has been shot and killed by police officers who were
westbound 34. bart, muni, caltrain, all mass transit on time. >>> 5:10. >>> next, china fights back. the letter from beijing5nk#g ta bay area lawmaker slamming warnings about imported dog food. >>> mail to the chief. bay area students send their ideas to president obama, the big lesson behind a big letter-writing campaign. >>> good morning.&Ñ46h fiscal cliff jitters putting a damper on stocks, stocks slid yesterday for the first time this week investors sold as Ñ avoidg the fiscal cliff seemed toavoidg grind to halt. irs says no deal could mean filing delays for 100 million taxpayers the agency would need weeks to adjust computers to calculate what would be a new alternative minimum rate. government is getting out of general motors company set to begin buying back 200 million shares from uncle sam, tax spares are -- taxpayer >>> live look out our sutro tower camera across the bay clear, cold, not as cold as yesterday in most places.)jjt the rain is coming to everybody in a short while. [ inaudible ] >>> this morning, hp faces first lawsuit over the acquisition of british software
groups met face-to-face was when valley christian visited china in april. the two bands have been practicing in their home countries for more than a year. while language is a barrier, áitáárjz denominator. >> very excited about the tune rehearsal time. >> you can watchxik0 the valley christian-beijing number 57 high school fusion band and the rest of tournament of roses parade new year's day beginning at 8 a.m., right here ons=j0 abc7.=ír=ç there's a little football game i think that follows parade some sort of bowl. >> okay, i'll stick with the parade great tradition.y#6i we want to check on the weather with mike. >>> good morning. high temperatures today low to mid 50s, increasing clouds and sprinkles becoming light rain during the afternoon. storm coming at us rapidly from the west, and it is going to hang along the coast until he gates -- -- gets to the higher country around reading where it turns into some snow sierra increasing clouds, lake tahoe will have snow showers tomorrow partly sunny sunday heading to southern california it is dry all day today, showers are likel
in northwestern china. firefighters had to rescue people on an expressway on friday, and during the emergency efforts, they had to contend with high winds and low visibility. 70 miles per hour winds and minus 22 degrees fahrenheit. >>> i'm guessing that spanish for i won a lot of money. >> spain's annual christmas payout. most of the winners were from immigrant neighborhoods near madrid. the typical ticket is $26. the return on it is more than $500,000. by the way, the government is the biggest winner in the lottery. it keeps one third of the money collected. >> new plans to keep guns off the streets in san francisco. >> still to come, the type of ammunition targeted and the mayor's proposal. >> first, imagine having a tv that watches you. answering questions when it comes to the high-tech gadgets. an expert joining us live in the studio next. >> and the heaviest rainfall in right now. this morning we given up the possibility of gusty winds and thunderstorms throughout the day. what is your christmas weather forecast? we'll tell you coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >> and here's
grandchild from china. eunice's attorney tells us. her client is studying to become a police officer. and what she is accused of does not match her character. >> she is someone who is never been in trouble before. portia's 1/4 short of the graduation from college. there are things that their family has gone through the probably has a lot to do with the full picture of how everything happened to the way it did. >> vicki: if she posts it. she must wear a scram device. that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol. and is not allowed to drive. eunice will be back in court for her arraignment on december 31st. >> new data base of molestation by a boy scouts of america. and employees. where the abuse was reported coming up. >> vicki: then. snow fanatics are heading to the sierras to take snow fanatics are heading to the sierras to take advantage oflook at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty second
in connection with the crime are now facing murder charges. >> and in china today, preparations are underway for the unyou'll ice and snow -- ann usa ice and no festival. performars are getty ready for -- per mommers are getting ready. with more than two thnd2,000 sculptures. >>> meanwhile, u.s. declined this year to 2,095 deaths as of yesterday down to 404 last year. the defense department says 1,701 us troops have been killed in action in afghanistan. president obama announced this weekend he'll presented package to congress to make sure the shootings in newtown connecticut do not fade from public attention. >>> it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- that was the worst say of my presidency and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president admits will be resistant, but for congressional leaders willing to make a change in gun laws, he says armed guards in schools will work. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solv
deliveries. it is nice to see that they're doing good. >> let's talk about china. they passed a japan and we have a prediction--2030 is a new year that is out by independent study. they are continuing to grow and this research stated that russia will probably weigh but china will grow. they stated that american will remain the worldwide leader because we found ways to get oil. some of your money has to go to the international market. i like china as a long-term player. >> $50 million for a pepsi commercial. this is a smart mold for her.move for her. beys a big deal with them. they're all advertising rebel, a toyota and their advertising by using musicians. they are supporting the artist. >> the company that sells soda support-- >> on to bay area traffic. >> we start with a live look in the city on our roof top camera. this is on van ness ave. this is beautiful blue skies and there's no clouds in the sky. we will see a another day of gorgeous weather with a loss of sunshine and it will be a chilly start for us. by this afternoon it will be mild. some places may get close to 70 degrees. today
visiting her new grandchild from china. >> officials and sent to an accidental alarm fire at san of the apartment complex that killed three people and injured three others. >> a fire broke out late saturday night in 3000 block of bridgeport court. >> a party save three people were killed were couple and a four year old granddaughter. >> san jose police officer will help with rescue efforts was one of the three people transported to area hospitals after suffering smoke inhalation. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 is 7 yds and finished with career high one under 72 yds, leading this effort cisco 49 a to a second straight nfc west title with a 27-13 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. >> called a cabinet of a cam slow start to throw for a career best to attend is a charge and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture is based minnesota knocking off green bay, the 49ers grabbed second seed in the nsc and earn the coveted by week. >> 49ers will not know that play into up to the wild card round of the playoff. >> also the last
was positive and that was key after getting positive manufacturing reports out of china and europe with the market going in the right direction this morning. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow is up by 34 points. nasdaq gaining 12. s&p moving higher by 4 points. back to you guys. >> we'll take it. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >>> well, a new study says that when you got to go, social media apparently goes with you. [ laughter ] >> apparently so. >> people are tweeting on the toilet. according to some new data, nearly one-third of social media users ages 18 to 24 make social connections while in the bathroom. and the same goes for 28% of those 25 to 34 and 15% of 35 to 44-year-olds. both sexes are equally likely to do it in the bathroom. so if you want to borrow someone's phone -- [ laughter ] >> if they are over 50 maybe. otherwise, forget it. >>> today is an anniversary that will please or annoy you. 20 years ago today neil pap worth sent the first-ever text message merry christmas and sent it to the cell phone or vodafone executive richard jarv
. well, asian markets were mostly high they are morning on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while hong kong's hang seng lost a percent. >>> on wall street there was little movement as investors were cautious with all eyes on the "fiscal cliff." the dow rose 3, nasdaq down 2. >>> so far there's no resolution of the strike by clerical work at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters its 7th day today dramatically slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers refuse to cross the picket lines. the clerical workers say management has been outsourcing their work. >>> and delta airlines is looking to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines. now owned by singapore airlines. some 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. a delta partnership would allow delta to expand its london-to- new york flight. that would be a big move for delta. >> if you work at toys 'r us, they will get more money but may stay open
. >> china has been awful, but recently, some reorganization perhaps a bit better. >> thank you, robert he is on facebook or you can e- mail him if you have a question for him at rob breakingnews@kron.com black .com. >> fift-- black@black.com >>kimberlee: some dry conditions for tomorrow. the fog tracker is depicting a combination of cloud coverage. we can see this lasting for the morning hours. with more clearing as for temperatures? temperatures in the 40's. in the 50s, 45 degrees expected in napa. 49 and concord temperatures and the 60s, with the same in los gatos. and a san jose. for the and then valleys, low 60s in concord, 60s in livermore. 59 degrees in civil rafael, the new snowfall for the sierras. but for a san rafael, the mostly sunny skies for the weekend and week. locally, the fog and the clear skies. the same for friday, saturday, sunday, monday, the temperatures are going to warm up a little bit. but they will stay on the cooler side, low 60s. as for your ski report, new snowfall. sierra, tahoe, with a base of 59 in.! it was only a 30 in. base a couple of weeks ago. north st
it will have more than 20,000 stores by 2014, many of them in china. >>> netflix is calling its new deal to stream disney movies that we told yao about yesterday a game changer but says there are no plans for a price increase. the internet movie company announced yesterday it has inc.ed a deal to stream newly-released movies from disney in 2016. the company hasn't divulged the price tag but analysts say it's probably more than $300 million a year but the company says it did not plan to pass that cost onto subscribers who are now paying $8 a month for unlimited online viewing: zynga has signed an agreement thaksd put its online games on your television. under this deal, will allow customers to buy game currency. provides web-based tv stofs 45 cable, satellite and telecom companies. the deal helped zynga get away from its reliance on facebook. >>> protesters were out in front of a san francisco travel lodge today they say is infested with bedbugs. the hoe tole is located on market and have a lens yeah. activists with poor magazine say a 63-year-old woman who lived at that hotel for months
agency announced their decision to launch a space satellite on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. >> welcome back. the top stories we're following at this hour. san francisco police are on the scene at a crash that happened just before 4:00 this morning. it happened on the corner of fall some and essex streets following a chase that started when the driver failed to yield. police are investigating the incident as a possible d u i. >> the local police force will not be subject to a federal takeover. oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan announced the agreement yesterday periods both sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to make sure the remaining reforms from riders case are completed. >> the number of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 3
of the manufacturing operations from china for the production of an existing line of macs. it's still unclear where that assembly plant will be located. >>> clorox corporation has reached a deal with a san diego based investor to sell its headquarters. west corp properties has agreed to buy the 24 story building on broadway. terms of the deal has not been disclosed. however a 15 year lease back arrangement will allow clorox to keep its headquarters there in the building. >>> time now 6:21. new information about a berkeley bicyclist shot to death outside of a middle school. what her family thinks happen and how they are coping with her death. >>> a dramatic break down in nhl labor negotiations. what it could mean for businesses in san jose that are already hurting. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help th
.s. customs this week. federal officers seized nearly 36,000 rubber ducks. they were made in china. they are worth more than $18,000. the ducks, which are decorated for the holidays contain high levels of a chemical that may be unsafe for children. >>> and finally, the story about one mother who just couldn't quite make it to the hospital delivery room. bianna's paying close attention here. mercy medical center in cedar rapids, iowa, show a woman giving birth in the e.r. parking lot. that's sped up, by the way. the little girl was born in the front seat of the minivan. welcome to the world. back to you, dan. >> very cute. >> thank you, ron. >>> also this morning, lawyers on both sides of one of the most emotional issues in american life are getting ready for battle. that is because the supreme court just announced that it will tackle gay marriage. "nightline" anchor terry moran covers the court for abc news. terry, good morning to you. i wish you could clarify for us what's at stake here. is it possible, i think a lot of people are wondering, that the supreme court could legalize g
another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far back as probably towards the 880 overcrossing now. and then we also have that accident past the toll plaza so delays towards treasure island up the incline. they are working to clear it but we have a good sized wait toward san francisco from the east bay. elsewhere speaking of the east bay, let's check the sa
fell into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> a big victory for millionaire fugitive john mcafee. he was released from guatemalan custody. he snuck into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his neighbor. a guatemalan judge has given mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation sorted out. >>> mexican transportation officials say the plane carrying singing sensation jenni rivera plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet. the plane did a nosedive into the ground at 600 miles an hour. investigators are piecing together the wreckage to find the exact cause of the crash. they say it could take days. >>> it is 5:20. new this morning, it is the blessing tweeted around the world and now the head of the catholic church has more twitter followers than all of us. pope benedict xvi's message, dear friends, i am pleased to get in touch with you through twitter. he also added i bless all of you from my heart, in eighth different languages. an hour after the twice more than 700,000
that manufacturing is continue to pick up in china, the world's second- largest economy. >> the games are fairly modest though as with about two weeks left until the end of the year, the gridlock in washington is also at forefront of investors' minds. the dow dropped 75 points, the nasdaq and s&p also closed lower. reports due in the next hour will keep an eye out for consumer prices and industrial production report. and businesses news making headlines this morning the parent company of discovery channel says it is buying stev12 tv networks in europe in a deal worth about 1.7 million >> will be right back with more on traffic and 5:09 is the time right now and there may still be a little jews destined blackberry. >> immigration and customs and force and says that will test the new >>-10 smart phones after phasing out older black bears in favor of i foams. >> the announcement has inject some life investors toward to the stock which had lost about 75% of its value in the last two years on evidence that the make or break >> tin line is gaining traction with are ibm's bread-and-butter customers. >>
in china fueled most markets this morning. the shanghai composite gained more than 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. >>> today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. investors are keeping a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. with the deadline at midnight, let's head to wall street see where we stand as investors are watching closely to see what happens. as you can see the dow and the nasdaq are mixed at this point. the dow is down by 23 points. the nasdaq is higher by almost 7 points. >>> ford motors had another banger -- banner year. they said they sold 2.2 million vehicles in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped two million in sales. the only u.s. car company to do that. >>> and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores but receipts could be critical
morning, frank and michelle. well, strong manufacturing growth in china fueled most markets there. the shanghai composite gained more than 1 1/2 hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. >>> today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. on friday, the markets closed lower as investors keep a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. the dow plunged 158 points falling below the 13,000 mark while the nasdaq dropped 25 points. >>> ford motors had another banner year. the automaker says they sold 2.2 million vehicles here in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped 2 million in sales. the only u.s. company to do that. >>> and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to the stores. that is a lot of unhappy people. receipts could be critical in making a return because many stores are tighteni
the making begin. >> up preparations are almost complete. for the ice festival in china is one of the largest international ice festivals. also in norway, canada, japan. thousands of visitors expected. >> what started for a joke and arkansas. it started making snow angels in her bathing suit. no, she is making it a habit. now, she says that it is a habit. >> of our whole life is mostly a joke. and it is great!! >> and she says that in the heat of the moment she does not notice. she is only on the ground for a few moments and then goes inside for a hot bath. 8:57 taking a quick look outside this san francisco our roof cam. that stev steam -- that steve look at that steve we will be right back. steam >>> thanks for tuning in to our second hour of kron 4 news weekend.this sunday, december 30th. i'm j-r stone. joe? >> good morning, j.r. janu.... >> :we will see the temperatures with possible shower activity. with 30's hugging the coast. >>> some of the stories we're morning.dozens are displaced following an apartment fire in san francisco's mission district. and.a candlelight vigil is held for a
on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. 3çíño% >> it is 8:44 a.m.. >> we do have our eyes on the weather. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. we should have sunshine by the time you hit the toll plaza. there is still a lot cloud cover outside. >> the good news is that we was see drying weather for the next several days. there are low clouds and fog but overall is not a huge problem. we can see some areas of fog but we're not seeing any dents. this afternoon we are expecting more sunshine. it will be partly cloudy and cool. temperatures right now as you wake up has downtown san francisco at 53 degrees. santa rosa is a 52 degrees. future cast for temperatures by noon it will be in the '60s. >> most of us will be in the low to mid 60's so it will be a fairly nice day especially with the sun. we will cool down this afternoon, right around the '50s for most areas by 8:00 p.m.. it will be a pretty pleasant evening. you should get ready for more sunshine for friday and into the weekend. it temperatures in the south bay a
of the conference in due by. this group is worried that russia, china and other middle eastern countries will be pushing for tighter web restrictions. >>> nasa is expected to give an update on the mission to mars later today. this will be happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting at the annual geo goes physical meeting -- geophysical meeting. they will be given the mars rover update. >>> nine minutes before 8:00, a new multi-million dollar sports complex could be coming to san rafael. more on deet is -- more on the decision the city council faces tonight. >>> and also the mayor of detroit is in san francisco. he's settling a bet. what he will be doing today more than a months after the giants win the world series. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> the fate of a multi-million dollar soccer complex in san rafael may be decide. after seve
from china. it's not clear where that assembly plant will be. that announcement comes as criticism is mounting. >>> well, clorox corporation has a deal with a san diego- based investor to sell its headquarters building in downtown san diego. west core properties agreed to buy the 24-story building on broadway. the terms of the deal, that has not been disclosed. but analysts estimate that building may have sold for $90 million. a lease arrangement will allow clorox to keep the headquarters in the building. >>> it may be the most opulent gift card of all time. look at this. starbucks stainless steel gift card. they are announcing plans to open up 1500 new locations. that card cost $450. but it will be worth $400 in store credit. if will only be sold on gild.com. >>> there is a follow up to the parade crash in texas. four veterans died. of officials now say no charges are going to be -- officials now say no charges are going to be filed. he tried to cross the tracks but a prosecutor says he won't make any decisions until a final report is completed. the collision also injured 16 peopl
tougher sanctions on north korea but without support from china, options could be limited. this is video from overnight of the celebrations in north korea after the successful rocket launch. many countries believe it is north korea's way of testing its long-range ballistic missile technology. of course, the united states is very concerned about north korea's weapons capabilities this year. robert gates said north korea was within five years of being able to strike the continental united states. the white house condemns the missil launch calling it a highly provocative act that could impact stability in the region. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> pope benedict really 16 is now part of the -- pope benedict is now part of the twitter nation. he already has more than 1 million followers who will read miss messages in english, arabic, polish and four other languages. >>> 8:16. pavi shankar has died at the age of 92. boy. he was good. he was known as the good father the world music. in fact -- known as the godfather of world music. in fact, the beatles gave him that name. he continued t
consumer prices and a strong survey of china manufacturing failed to exciten vestors. big reason is gas costs falling by the most in nearly four years taking a live look, a narrow positive number up seven, the nasdaq down 16, s and p is down four. >>> watch adobe systems stock. the stock is up nearly 5%. investors have been encouraged by better than expected results. they earned $222 million for the quarter that ended last month. that's up 49 million from last year. revenue remained flat and the cfo said 2013 will be an important year for the transition to its subscription based services including creative cloud. >> police in fremont searching now for the man who reportedly walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody. it happened wednesday and it was caught on tape. police say the man walked into the center and said he had a gun. it's not clear why he did it. >> it's christmas. people are going back and forth a lot, busy, maybe need money or something. i couldn't say what it was. i hope just not to happen again. >> police say the suspect may have driven away in a 1
they had a best rollout over for an iphone in china and this is the first time that apple has given numbers for the iphones. >>> cisco has hired barkley's bank to sell its home router unit, according to bloomberg. cisco acquired the business for $500 billion. it's likely to sell for less. it plans to focus on software and technology businesses. >>> remember the 13-year-old girl? we told you about her last week. she wants the hasbro toy company to make an e.z. bank oven that's gender- friendly. she will meet with executives. she discovered that the oven comes only in purple and pink. that's when she went to buy one for her 4-year-old brother who likes to bake. she started a petition on change.org. now she's got 44,000 signatures an famous chefs supportinger -- and famous chefs supporting her. >>> grape growers need to replant a lot of their vineyards this year. the best grapes are actually european but that makes them susceptible to local pests and diseases. now, to prevent that, the growers wrap the ewe plans on to routes of northern plants. right now the nurseries can't meet the demand for
is at now? >> where is? >> we don't know. he's somewhere. he's moving very fast. he was in china a few hours ago. norad has partnered with the mapping service to show the stops around the world. >> and misspoke earlier. i said yahoo was the finance company of the year. it is actually yahoo voted the gap as the top finance company of the years. >>> let's check in with tara. >> that's right. in free -- fremont. this is at a housing development at mallory and peralta. it happened last night at 7:00. this tree landed on top of worse cars. crews have removed -- two cars. crews removed most of it. but it is taking extra time. if you have storm photos, tweet them to us at ktvu. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no traffic at all. it will probably look like this tomorrow. but the day after christmas not likely because of all of the sales. so be prepared. 280 at the 880 split, no delays. >>> we're try today. we'll be et -- we're dry today. we'll be wet tomorrow. we continue to watch minor flooding at the russian river. moderate take at guerneville. cresting a little bit. there's your extended forecast, w
korea were all down more than .5%. in contrast, china's shanghai composite was up more than 1.50 after a positive manufacturing report. the other major markets were closed for the new year -- new year's holiday. >>> congress and the white house have about 13 hours to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington. jamie, is there any progress being made? >> reporter: there were late night and early-morning talks. the leaders spoke by telephone. the things did not work out very well between the speaker and president obama. they didn't work out too well between the senate republican leader and the senate majority leader harry reid either. reid stepped back and now mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is negotiating director with vice president biden. some of the details referred to leaked out may be the new income threshold with taxes going up about $400,000, $450,000. there could be a number of other things. there's so many different moving parts in this. as of right now, we still don't have a final agreement. the senate is goi
in developing countries like china to the idea of a more peaceful world year. the 1 billion stores across an international boundary on december 13th. >> bay area sports and the raiders taking on the broncos at the coliseum last night. peyton manning through his 30th touchdown pass of the season and went on to beat the raiders 26 to 13. carson, threw an interception that thwarted a possible scoring opportunity for the raiders. he also lost a fumble that set up a touchdown for the broncos as oakland lost its sixth straight game. the raiders to gun kansas city chiefs' next monday december 16th at the coliseum at 125. >> 8:52 a.m. and we will be back in a couple of minutes. here is the lead from the roof on foot van ness and san francisco. blue skies and we are looking at nice sunshine for today and right for your weekend. before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead
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